We had a lovely rainy
Saturday here in Maine! You all know what I mean. A rainy day with no major
commitments means sewing room time! I even spent a few hours in the morning
cooking up a few weekly meals to alleviate any guilt that might sneak into my
I finished laying out the
center block for my “Bird’s Nest Soup” potholder quilt. I now have 12 finished
blocks (all quilted and bound) and the remaining 20 are basted for applique.
These blocks have been so
much fun to make! In fact, I didn’t even scream when I discovered (after it was
quilted!) that I had oriented the backing on this one in the wrong direction.
a rearing horse can be fun when under saddle, but not a good thing when one is
hitched to a sleigh.
So, my bird is flying backwards and the poppies are lying
down… it could be worse!
I was able to piece all the
rows of my “Two and Four” quilt-a-long with KatyQuilts. Just a few long seams
and we are ready to quilt!
I also started my September
mini – yes, “started”! I actually made pretty good progress so I should have it
bound before Thursday.
And, when my mini is done, I
am going to open this happy package.
My first ever quilt kit! I saw this Pam’s
blog (Heartspun Quilts) and knew I just had to
order it. (you can find it on her website: Pam Buda Quilts) I have used Pam’s precise patterns many times so I’m sure this
project will be a breeze! I’m looking forward to my first “kit” experience.
A productive day indeed. Hope
your weekend was full of fun too!
Oh my goodness! I cannot believe you can wait that long before opening it! I've bought lots of kits but never actually completed any of them. Yet.ReplyDelete
Your center block is really lovely with that parrot. Love the fabrics. That is too funny about your horse on one side and retreating bird on the other. But, that's what you have to do because taking it apart is not an option. I love that new Prairie Dry Goods line.ReplyDelete
Love seeing all the different fabrics in your Bird's Nest Soup blocks. Maybe birds can fly backwards 🙃 Your two and four quilt is gorgeous with a trillion different fabrics! You did have a productive rainy day!ReplyDelete
nice kit indeed...i've got my mini top done...LOL...but it should be ready for reveal time...ReplyDelete
Can't wait to see it. No rush, I will link you in when it is done. I am itching to open this kit!Delete
Birds Nest Soup is going to be one fun quilt! Looking forward to hearing how you like kit sewing. I've never bought a quilt kit but have inherited the leftovers from a few. It was fun taking the parts already completed and then heading in a different direction with both of them.ReplyDelete
I am looking forward to the experience. Time will tell as to whether I can actually finish or have to pass it along to someone more diligent. Wink!Delete
OH dear! That is a conundrum! Which way should the horse face on the back and the bird face on the front?!?! LOLReplyDelete
You were very productive in the sewing room lately!ReplyDelete
I guess the bird flying backward isn't as difficult to accept as a galloping horse on its hind legs. ;)
You put that Two by Four quilt together very quickly, IMHO!!
How funny that for a change you are just starting your September mini, and surprisingly, mine has been done for a couple of weeks! LOL
Oh, my goodness--first ever quilt kit! I guess I only bought my first one within the past 6-8 years, and I made my first quilt 50 years ago. Since the first one, I have bought far too many, and haven't made most of them. You chose a good one for the first!
I can't wait to start this one! We both know how wonderful Pam's patterns are!Delete